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Ruth M. Melusen

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Ruth M. Melusen, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday June 30, 2013, at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. Ruth was born on Jun 13, 1926, in Washington, D.C., to Howard and Ethel Rand.
She married her loving husband, Walter, on April 10, 1948, later settled down in West Islip, New York, and raised four wonderful boys. Along with raising her family, she always kept busy doing handcrafts of all sorts, and together with their boys they traveled extensively throughout the U.S., visiting almost every state at least once. They retired to Hendersonville in 1986 from where they continued to travel extensively.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Walter Melusen, of Hendersonville, N.C.; sons, Bruce and his wife, Donna, of Navarre, Florida, Scott of Philadelphia, Pa., Alan and his wife, Meg, of Berryville, Va., and Gary and his wife, Catherine, of Bristow, Va. She is also survived by two sisters, Jean Griffiths of Parlin, N.J., and Doris McPhaul and her husband, Brown, of North Carolina and Florida. She was also blessed with five grandchilden, Zachary, Madison, Brian, Drew and Trevor.
She requested that no service be held and that family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances remember her for the loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor that she was.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family
Published in The Times-News from July 7 to July 8, 2013
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